What is the best way to clean a leaded bore?? Also how should I clean the lead from the ported part of the barrel
Kroil isn't cheap, but it is one of the handiest penetrating oils to have around. Like T.O.R said, don't get it on the grips (either wood or rubber) and it WILL penetrate just about anything. Scopes won't react kindly to Kroil (to paraphrase Sean Connery in "The Hunt For Red October).Kroil is your friend on this one . Remove the grips before you start to keep the Kroil off of them. Do not get it on scopes. It gets in anything it gets on. Lead can take a while to get out.
Yes, you can, but finding the right sized ones is the problem as they aren't apparently commercially made. There's a guy by the name of Pat Green over on Cast Boolits - Dedicated To The World Of Cast Bullets! that goes under the screen name PatMarlins, that actually makes dies to manufacture your own gas checks out of copper or aluminum roof flashing. Look in the "Gas Checks" forum on that site.Can you put gas checks on plain base bullets??